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% inflation target. it's included in the boj plan with the government. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan governor and eight other board members agreed on a policy at the end of a two-day meeting. the announcement says financial authorities will try to reach the target at their earliest possible time. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to b
an unconfirmed number of people and were in a standoff with the algerian army. the governments of norway, france and japan say the citizens are among the captives. reuters news agency is reporting 25 foreign nationals escaped. it says two japanese citizens among them. algerian tv station says 40 algerians are also free. a news agency has also been reporting the militants said algerian army helicopters launched attacks. the militants had been threatening to kill the hostages if the army intensified its assault. they demanded france end the military campaign in neighboring mali. the french government has yet to issue an official response. the algerian government says it will not negotiate with the hostage takers. the british firm bp and other foreign companies operate the natural gas facility. >>> investigators looking into the emergency landing of a 787 dreamliner in japan have found evidence smoke did appear inside the aircraft. officials weren't immediately able to confirm that on wednesday after the boeing plane landed. the incident prompted japanese, american and european aviation authorities
in mali. they control the west african country. last week they started making a push south. government leaders call on their former colonial rulers for help. france sent in fighter jets. they've been fighting militants. they have links to al qaeda. european union leaders are considering sending hundreds of soldiers to help train malian forces. defense secretary leon panetta said the united states has a responsibility to go after al qaeda. he said u.s. forces plan to share intelligence they gained by using drones with their french allies. he says they'll provide mid air refueling to support french pilots. >>> nuclear power representatives from around the world have met in malaysia to discuss energy in southeast asia. the region needs a way to fuel its rapidly growing economy. about 300 government and corporate officials met in the capital and talked about the advantages and challenges of introducing nuclear power plants. malaysian and indonesian officials say power remains the main option for growing economies with high energy demands and say this is in spite of strong public opposition
on the rescue operation or the fate of the hostages. >>> it's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. nhk world gives us some perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long civil war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried out a coup on the grounds they were protecting the republican system. >> translator: algerian history has a precedent for terrorist tactics, leading to victory. in the case of the war of independence against france. so in a sense, there's a kind of justification for terrorism, and at the same time, there's the idea of never surrendering in the face of terrorism coming from the enemy. >> reporter: the civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people. it involved indiscriminate bombings and widespread human rights violations. president abdelaziz bouteflika was elected for the first time in 1999. he was re-elected in 2004 and 2
government is under fire for failing to release updates on the hostages since confirming the deaths of 23 on saturday. officials say prime minister abdelmalek sellal will disclose more details at a news conference later on monday. dozens of hostages are still missing. >>> japanese and u.s. regulators are investigating the company that makes batteries for the boeing 787. they are trying to figure out why the battery produced smoke that forced a pilot to make an emergency landing. officials with japan transport safety board and the u.s. federal aviation administration visited gs yuasa firm the pilot of an ana flight made an emergency landing in western japan after a smoke alert went off. all dreamliners have been grounded since last week. safety inspectors believe the smoke came from a battery that overheated because the current was too high. we have more. >> translator: the inside of the battery looks like charcoal. >> reporter: the investigating teams say the batteries appeared to have been burned out. a similar problem was on japan airlines 787 on january 7th in the united states. one of
are among the detainees. irish government confirms one of its citizens is also being held captive. a spokesperson for jgc corporation says the nationals worked for their operations in algeria. the company is building three natural gas plants there a representative at a local jgc office told nhk he received a phone call from an employee stationed at a site about 1,000 kilometers south of the capital, algiers. he said the employee told him that gunshots had been heard in the distance over a period of about 20 minutes. the representative then said he lost contact with the employee. algerian news agency dna has reported that an armed group attacked a boarding house for staff working at an oil-related facility about 1500 kilometers south of algiers. it says the militants are holding the captives on site and are warning they will blow up the facility if authorities try to step in. the agency also reports that a gun fight erupted with algerian forces and that there are reports of casualties. the algeria press service says two people died in the violence and six were injured, including tw
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